Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The most cringe-worthy thing ever

When I was teaching 7th graders, I once handed out a worksheet identifying direct and indirect objects in sentences as part of a grammar unit.

Today, while subbing at a school a few blocks from the house I own in Minneapolis, a 12th grade student was working on the exact same worksheet (except it was printed on white paper instead of orange) and was complaining about how he didn't understand it when I sat down next to him.

My 7th graders made fun of me and that worksheet for being so easy.


  1. My syntax class learned about direct and indirect objects this semester!

    Of course I already knew everything there is to be known about them. =P

  2. Yeah yeah, we all know you're a genius.

  3. That's incredibly depressing.